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Spanish

Spanish is used in much of Spain and parts of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the US, Uruguay, Venezuela, and many other countries.

Items shown below:  Standard Spanish, Andalusia, Buenos Aires, Chile, Mexico, Spanglish, and the language game Jerigonza

See also Historical Spanish and Uniscript.


top Standard Spanish

1) ¿Dónde está mi habitación?

2) ¿Dónde está la playa?

3) ¿Dónde está el bar?

4) ¡No me toque ahí! [formal]
         or

4) ¡No me toques ahí! [informal]


shown using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA):

Europe

Latin America

[IPA for European Spanish] [IPA for common Latin American Spanish]

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Omniglot

Alternate names for Spanish include Español, Castellano, and Castilian



top Andalucian Spanish

Andalucian Spanish is spoken in parts of southern Spain (Andalusia & Extremadura), northern Africa (Melilla & Ceuta), and Gibraltar.

1) ¿Ónde ehtá mi abitazión?

2) ¿Ónde ehtá la playa?

3) ¿Ónde ehtá er bà?

4) ¡No me tiente aí! [formal]
         or
    
¡No me tienteh aí! [informal]


shown using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA):

[IPA for Andalucian Spanish]

Language information at Wikipedia

Andalucian Spanish is also called andaluz



top Buenos Aires / Rioplatense Spanish

Rioplatense Spanish is used around the Río de la Plata basin which includes the cites of Buenos Aires (the capital of Argentina) and Montevideo (the capital of Uruguay).

1) ¿Dónde está mi pieza?

2) ¿Dónde está la playa?

3) ¿Dónde está el bar?

4) ¡No me toqués ahí! [informal]


shown using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA):

[IPA for Rioplatense Spanish]

Language information at Wikipedia

Alternate names for Rioplatense Spanish include Buenos Aires Spanish, River Plate Spanish, and castellano rioplatense



top Chilean Spanish

The Chilean variety of Spanish is used in Chile.

1) ¿Dónde está mi pieza?

2) ¿Dónde está la playa?

3) ¿Dónde está el bar?

4) ¡No me toquís ahí! [informal]


shown using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA):

[IPA for Chilean Spanish]

Language information at Wikipedia

Alternate names for Chilean Spanish include castellano chileno and español chileno


top Mexican Spanish

The Mexican variety of Spanish is used in Mexico.

1) ¿Dónde está mi recámara?

2) ¿Dónde está la playa?

3) ¿Dónde está el bar?

4) ¡No me toques ahí! [informal]


shown using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA):

[IPA for Mexican Spanish]

Language information at Wikipedia



top Spanglish

Spanglish is Spanish with a mixture of English words. It is used in some areas of the United States and Panama.

1) ¿Dónde está mi room?

2) ¿Dónde está la beach?

3) ¿Dónde está el bar?

4) ¡No me toques ahí, please! [informal]

Language information at Wikipedia

Spanglish is also called Espanglish, Espaninglish, El Spanish Broken, Inglañol, and Espan'glés.



top Jerigonza (also known as "idioma de la pe")

Jerigonza is a language game played in various Spanish speaking countries.
There are many different varieties; The one below is specifically "idioma de la pe" or "habla con la pe".

1) ¿Donpó-depé espé-tapá mipí hapá-bipí-tapá-cipí-onpó?

2) ¿Donpó-depé espé-tapá lapá plapá-yapá?

3) ¿Donpó-depé espé-tapá elpé barpá?

4) ¡Nopó mepé topó-quepé apá-hipí! [formal]
         or
    
¡Nopó mepé topó-quespé apá-hipí! [informal]

A different varient puts the end consonant in the second half instead of the first half. So "el" becomes "épel" (L added to the second half) instead of "elpé" (L added to the first half):

1) ¿Dopondepe epestapa mipi hapabipitapaciopon?

2) ¿Dopondepe epestapa lapa plapayapa?

3) ¿Dopondepe epestapa épel bápar?

4) ¡Nopo mepe topoquepe apahipi! [formal]
         or
    
¡Nopo me topoquepes apahipi! [informal]


More games are on my language game page

Additional information at Wikipedia

Jerigonza is also called jerigonzo, jerigoncio, idioma de la pe, and habla con la pe.




The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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